Have you ever considered using your professional skills and experiences within our mental health and addictions sector, for other leadership opportunities? The PeerWorks Board Nomination Committee is excited to launch its recruitment process for two Board Members. Interviews will take place in January 2023 with new Members being appointed to our Board in February.
PeerWorks’ mission is to strengthen and promote diverse peer voices in Ontario, through community building, information-sharing, collaboration, advocacy, and education. We envision a world in which lived experience is valued, peer autonomy and peer culture are protected, diversity is respected, and peer support is available to all.
We recognize and appreciate that experience can come in many different forms. We also value the importance of diverse lived and professional experiences that can bring a fresh perspective to our work. We especially invite applications from:
- Indigenous, Black, racialized, and 2SLGBTQ people, people belonging to minority faith traditions, those with disabilities, and youth/young adults
- People with expertise in equity, diversity, social justice, anti-racism, and decolonization work
- Those living in Indigenous communities and Northern, Eastern, Southwest, and/or rural Ontario
- Those with existing connections to local, provincial, national, and/or international groups with an interest in social justice, peer work, mental health and/or addictions, community organizing, advocacy, or education
- People with lived or living experience of mental health and/or addiction concerns
- Facilitators of peer initiatives both inside and outside of the mental health sector. For example:
- Self-help, mutual aid, peer support, consciousness-raising, violence-interrupting, healing, and community care collectives, initiatives, and programs (both formal and informal; funded and grassroots);
- Initiatives that affirm the value of supporting each other, developing knowledge, and/or contributing to advocacy through lived, living, and shared experiences (e.g., of an illness, disability, identity, heritage, culture, phenomenon, or form of marginalization).
Directors are unpaid volunteers, who serve all PeerWorks members across the province, are elected for a two-year term, and reappointed biannually. You get to make an impact in a meaningful way with a very minimal commitment of 6-10 hours a month on board-related work. You will attend full-Board meetings and serve on two Board committees, both of which meet virtually for the foreseeable future.
To apply for this position, you can click on this link. Applications are due by December 31st but if you anticipate any barriers to meeting this deadline, please reach out over email. For those who would like to learn more, you can attend this webinar on November 24th. We look forward to receiving your submission. We will acknowledge receipt of your application, though only those invited for an interview will be contacted further.
All the best,
The Nomination Committee
on behalf of PeerWorks Board of DirectorsInfo@peerworks.ca